Franschhoek film lovers who were saddened by the closure of The Screening Room will be glad to learn that a community initiative is underway that aims see its screen light up again.
The movers behind the initiative, four local film lovers, describe it as a public-private partnership that aims to retain the intimate theatre for the village’s enjoyment while at the same time raising much-needed funds for the Franschhoek High School and preserving the historic school’s archive.
Siegfried Schäfer, spokesperson for the initiative, said: “We are immensely grateful to Leeu Collection and Mr Analjit Singh for this fantastic donation. A lot of work, not to mention fundraising, has to happen to fully realise our initiative, but we’re hard at it and will soon be able to share all the details of the initiative. Of course, we hope that we can count on fellow film lovers to help us make it a reality!”